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Incorporating Blogging Into the Learning Environment

Web 2.0 technologies, such as blogs, are easy to use and are widely available (Sahin-Topalcengiz & Yildirim, 2020). Blogs are websites that provide insight into specific topics. They are generally updated on a regular basis. Blogs provide a low-risk space where individuals can experiment with different ideas and arguments. There are an ever-growing number of free and foolproof websites that serve as platforms for blogging. This has led to a growing prevalence of blogs that provide wisdom and opinions on a variety of non-academic topics, from food and travel to fitness, fashion, and much more.

Blogging can also be used to enhance learning opportunities in the classroom. Teachers can use blogs to publish assignments. Blogs can be a means of keeping students and parents up-to-date on the subjects and themes being covered in class, as well as classroom events. Teachers can also use blogging as an assignment for their students to help them master material while enhancing their communication and writing skills. Abdul Kadir and Tasir (2020) conducted a study that concluded that students’ perceptions of the educational benefits of blogging and their feelings about blogs were largely positive.

Thinking about the corporate learning environment, the tasks or activities organizational leaders most desire in their employees vary across organizations (Giacumo & Breman 2021). Blogging may be a source through which employers are able to share information and resources about responsibilities with their employees on a regular basis. Adult learners can also engage in blogging to share their ideas and engage others in conversation around certain work-related topics, thereby also expanding their social network.

The many advantages of blogging make for a strong case for its use in the learning environment. It is important for teachers and trainers to learn methods for effectively implementing the tool in their learning environments.

Abdul Kadir, N. I., & Tasir, Z. (2020). Students' perceptions and information-Sharing patterns in learning authoring system course through blogging. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 15(19), 187–199.

Giacumo, L. A., & Breman, J. (2021). Trends and implications of models, frameworks, and approaches used by instructional designers in workplace learning and performance improvement. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 34(2), 131–170.

Sahin-Topalcengiz, E., & Yildirim, B. (2020). Teachers' opinions about distance Web 2.0 tools training and teachers' in-class Web 2.0 practices. Journal of Turkish Science Education (TUSED), 17(4), 561–577


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